Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dieworkwear, Aug 4, 2012.
If you read Christian's previous article at HuffPo, he has this golden paragraph
Okay, okay: pic...
yeah, defo like the brown.
Sounds as if he had been weighed and found wanting.
Thats a nice button
Please keep the anchor buttons NOBD !
I think being a peacoat, it would just look better with the anchor buttons.
Because it's a peacoat and it needs its large naval buttons to preserve its identity. Don't go sewing dainty brown buttons on it. It's like putting a turquoise Juicy Couture padded vest on an English Mastiff
But they have anchors on them... I'm a grown-up man, D.
Edit: and gdl...
Here's an interesting article about peacoat buttons:
"My conclusion? The cloth and cut of the coat are more important that the buttons. And gold, brass, pewter, or horn can be just as authentic as plastic or hard rubber, with or without a fouled anchor."
Keep the anchor buttons, man
NOBD, hmm ... perhaps. I don't feel strongly about it either way. On yours, I think the anchor buttons would look better, but in the back of my mind, I'm reminded of this peacoat M. Alden had made. 32oz wool, in a shade just lighter than navy, and finished with non-anchor buttons. I've never been crazy about pea coats, but Alden's is the most superb one I've seen, and something I could see myself commissioning someday (maybe). The buttons on his look great.
Great. All of this talk and I've gone and put my Dad's old peacoat out to be cleaned and have the button holes repaired so that I can wear it now the weather's gone cold. Thanks guys.
What buttons, Tits?
I was thinking about that: would you put plastic buttons with an anchor on a bespoke peacoat? I would never do that.
It's apparently a Vietnam era issue coat (unsurprising since he served), so it has black plastic anchors.
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